Saffron Barker tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard

Saffron Barker tops Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard

Mike remarked: "This unbelievable teacher, Katya, I can't tell you the dedication that she puts in".

Viewers commented that the joke was awkward, coming after Jones' then wife Katya hit the headlines for kissing her celebrity partner, comedian Seann Walsh, on the street during the last series of the show.

On the show, Alex explained: "I now know who I'm dancing with".

Bruno Tonoili also chose to save Michelle and Giovanni: "Well with all due respect to all of you, I have to save the couple that really performed to the highest standard and to me that couple is Michelle and Giovanni".

Mike and Katya had already been in the dance off three times and the judging panel voted unanimously to send them home.

Asked whether the Strictly judges were also invited, she said: "We'll have to wait and see!"

Forward of the dance he admitted the prospect of a way more critical dance was constructing him a small anxious as he went "from tracksuit to suit" proper after final week's "best dance at any time" to Let's Get Fully able to Rhumble. She'd make the greatest sporting coach ever, she makes you believe that anything is possible.

And the popular CBBC presenter said he hopes Strictly gives him a springboard into other TV work, saying: "I definitely want experience on other telly". "There's so many memories".

Strictly Come Dancing host Claudia Winkleman has apologised for making a jibe about Karim Zeroual following his performance in Saturday's show.

But he added: "Kids' telly is incredible... this is the best job in the world".

The professional dancer Neil Jones has confirmed that he will be returning to Strictly Come Dancing tonight.

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